On the Horizon – 11/24/2006

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Women’s Resource Agency hosting ‘First Steps’

The Women’s Resource Agency is hosting a free four-week program beginning Nov. 29 to help women re-entering the work force at 220 E. Bijou St., Suite E.

The class size is limited and the registration deadline is Nov. 22.

For information, contact Rosemary Harris at 471-3170 or rharris@wrainc.org.

State offering pesticide applicator training

The Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Office in El Paso County is hosting three pesticide applicator trainings this fall.

The first two sessions are at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at the CSU Extension Office, 305 S. Union Blvd. The final training is at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30 in Ellicott at the Community Center, 23355 Highway 94.

Registration is $25 for private applicators and $35 for commercial applicators wanting to receive continuing education credits for the training. The fee includes materials, handouts and resources, and the office will process participants’ applications for their licenses.

Beginning in January, it will cost applicators about $95 to obtain a private pesticide applicators license from the Colorado Department of Agriculture. Training attendees will be able to avoid that cost. Licenses are valid for four years.

Space is limited. Call 636-8920 to register.

Fraud recognition and prevention

Angela Morelock of BKD LLP will share her insight into the world of internal embezzlement during a seminar for nonprofit executive directors, chief financial officers and board members during two free seminars on Dec. 7.

A breakfast is scheduled from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place, and a luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Penrose House, 1661 Mesa Ave., in Colorado Springs.

Morelock will discuss the signs that management should watch for and how organizations can better protect themselves.

Space is limited. To register, visit www.bkd.com/seminar or call (303) 837-2261 by Dec. 1

PPWFC hosting college recruitment fair

The Pikes Peak Workforce is hosting a college recruitment fair from 4 to 7 pm. Nov. 30 at 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave.

The fair is for people wanting to pursue an academic degree or occupational training opportunities for career advancement.

Colleges that plan to attend include the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Christian University, Westwood College, DeVry University, University of Phoenix, Everest College, Intellitec College, Regis University, Colorado Technical University and National American University.

Registration is available at www.ppwfc.org.

Emergency response training available

Citizens Emergency Response Training is scheduled for 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2 at LDS Church, 950 W. Highway 105 in Monument.

Participants will receive training about how to protect themselves and their families in case of a disaster or natural hazard.

To register, call the Monument Police Department at 481-3253.

State offering sales tax class

The Colorado Department of Revenue is offering a free training seminar about state sales tax issues at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at 4420 Austin Bluffs Parkway.

The 90 minute seminar will include information about sales tax licenses, trade names, how to collect sales tax, distinguishing sales and use tax, and available electronic services.

No pre-registration is required and continuing professional education credits are not available.

For more information, visit www.TaxColorado.com.

Insurance women hosting monthly meeting

The Professional Insurance Women of Colorado Springs will hold its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at Embassy Suites.

For more information or to make a dinner reservation, call Sherrie Campbell at 570-9090.